Election 2016: A Modern American Revolution

"A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power." -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

For years, Republicans, more specifically, Conservatives have been praying that the American people would wake up. To smell the socialistic coffee of this administration. To get pissed. To get involved. We have been begging the electorate to help us overthrown Obama, Clinton, Kerry, Reid and that nightmarish Pelosi.

And now, our prayers have been answered. 

However, Republicans have failed to stop Obama. Failed to disqualify and criminally try Clinton. Failed miserably. Republicans promise to do this and they promise to do that, and then they get to Washington and get sucked into the cesspool. They become obsessed with maintaining their elected status and completely forget about their task of representation.

We've got their number.

On the flip side, Democrats have been, well, simply demanding more. Specifically, more free stuff. Free healthcare. Free education. Free this, free that. More "marriage", less babies born. More governmental restriction, less oil. More foreign dictator buddies, less Israeli companionship. More tolerance, less military. More refugees, less jobs. Seriously, shall I continue? 

Democrats have been railroading and misleading the American people for decades. Their game is simple: they are set on creating an atmosphere of dependency so that they can maintain power. And it is working beautifully. The more the government provides for "free", the more dependent and desperate the electorate becomes. It's a sick and twisted marriage of power and laziness.

Their days in power are numbered.


Writer's Block

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." --Benjamin Franklin

Someone approached me yesterday and asked me why I had not been blogging lately. He said, "It's because you're running for office, isn't it?"

I chuckled and replied, "No, sir." I assured him that I am constantly thinking, writing and blogging, but that I don't always publish my thoughts.

However, as I departed the conversation, I was forced to self examine. Why hadn't I posted anything recently? There is so much going on in the world and I have loads to say about it all.

So why I hadn't I shared any of my thoughts as of late? Was I scared that my opinions would alienate some constituents or further enrage those who oppose my views? I hadn't really considered those notions, but once I was faced with the question, I began to think.


A Serial Liar

"Power is like being a lady...if you have to tell people you are, you aren't."--Margaret Thatcher
So many people want power. In fact, they lust it. They want, or perhaps, need to feel important--to leave their mark. So many people desire the limelight. They feel comfortable front and center with all eyes on them.  So many people want to be the boss. They want to be in charge. They want to make decisions and determine policy. They see themselves as the best person for a job. They see themselves as the only person for the position.

Some people see those desires as noble: the characteristics of a leader.

Other people see those desires as self-indulgent: the makings of a tyrant.


Refugee crisis: Let's be thoughtful and cautious. Our national survival depends upon it.

"America has always welcomed anyone willing to assimilate to its national character. But radical Islam rejects assimilation and is bent on the conquest of our national character." --Nancy Pearcey

Some of you are going to read the following few paragraphs and conclude that I am heartless. Perhaps, even evil.

Some of you are going to decry my opinions as mean and question my devotion to Jesus and my Christian faith. You are going to quote scriptures on love and charity and tell my how terribly wrong I am.

Many of you will agree with me but simply never admit that you do so. Your way of dealing with it, will be to act as though all of this isn't happening.

And some of you will shake your heads as you read the following thoughts and wonder why in the world I care. Because you simply don't.

I am fine with all of those reactions. I can take your accusations, hateful responses, apathy and disdain.

My desire is simply that you will hear me out and at least think about what I am saying. Consider for a moment the perspective I represent. Because trust me, I have pondered both sides of this dilemma and it pains me to make these conclusions.

However, the following must said.


Something is brewing...

"People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives." --J. Michael Straczynski

So many in our modern culture want to blame other people, groups, concepts, policies, leaders, histories, etc. for the pains and conditions of their lives, our nation and our world.

They refuse to take any responsibility themselves. Every problem they have ever had, every stumbling block they have ever encountered, has been work of an oppressor-- it's always someone else's fault.

Criminals blame "the system".

The poor blame the rich.

The rich blame the poor.

Blacks blame whites.

Whites blame blacks.

Blacks and whites blame Hispanics.

Atheists blame Christians.

Christians blame atheists.

Gays blames everyone.

Women blame men.

Men blame women.

Muslims blame the infidels.

To us, the infidels, every Muslim is radical and therefore, blamed.

On and on it goes. A vicious circle of blaming and finger pointing and negativity and pain. Sure, #Blacklivesmatter, but they don't matter MORE than white, brown or unborn lives. Every life matters and has value. We are fighting the wrong war, y'all. We have made each other the enemy instead of uniting for a common good.

And because we are so polarized, there are no good solutions to mendable problems because there is no personal accountability, no healthy discourse, no productive cooperation.

Our new national reality is defined primarily by a lessening of freedom and faith.

We continuously elect leaders and tolerate citizens who behave like spoiled brats or heartless vigilantes. We have settled for puppets, elitists, thugs and wanna-be tyrants instead of demanding dignified statesmen, thoughtful diplomats and public servants.

We have entrusted our nation's security to people who refuse to see reason or face facts. They have abandoned and forsaken us. Completely.

Obama doesn't love America. He can't. If he did, his presidency would look completely different and his leadership would be much less narcissistic.

Democrats, well, my overall opinion of liberals and progressives isn't appropriate for publishing. I try to keep my writing PG rated. So, suffice it to say, I hope they are satisfied. I hope they are happy. They have led the way as our nation has economically and morally nose-dived off a cliff. They have blood on their hands. I hope they are proud of themselves.

The Republican establishment. Well, for many of these folks I share the same disdain. They don't care about conservative values. Heck, they don't even remember what conservative values are!! If they did, we wouldn't have Obamacare, abortion, gay marriage or the Iran deal. Just to name a few. They are out of touch and it is time for them to go. Every last one of them.

Folks, our stock market is down. Our deficit is beyond what normal minds can compute. Our military has been crippled. Our people are out of work or underemployed. Our law enforcement officers are under attack. Christians are being persecuted. Men are becoming women. Women, well, we have lost our ever-loving minds. Our rights and liberties are being eroded at a rapid pace. Our position in the world has been weaken beyond recognition. Our enemies have been embolden. Our allies have been abandoned. Our national unity is at what I would consider an all time low. We are a nation divided socio-economically, racially, spiritually and politically.

At the risk of sounding dramatic y'all, something is brewing. Something lurks upon the horizon for our nation and our people. No, I don't think we are at the End. No, I don't think believers are about to be raptured. However, something is coming. l have spent the last few months studying prophecy and eschatology (that's a fancy word for "end times") and have become more and more convinced that America is standing at a crossroads. I believe that we are on the cusp of experiencing either national redemption or decline.

Look, I know that some of you are shaking your heads and calling me a loon. I am completely fine with that. But what if I'm not wrong? What if I am not crazy? What if, God-forbid, I am right?

See, there is this Jewish mystery known as the Shemitah. Google it. Read about it. Study it. Compare and contrast what went on in ancient Israel to what is going on now. Study the seven year timelines. Look at the towers that were built and the towers that have fallen. Look at the rising and falling of great nations. Look at the pattern of reward or punishment for both men and nations.

But be prepared to have your mind blown. And hopefully, if needed, your heart changed.

Y'all, I have a dream. No, wait, I have a hope. A hope that what once made us great can be rediscovered and restored. A hope that what once drew us together and bound us tightly to each other can once again be found and recaptured. I have a hope that we can return to our roots, return to our foundations and return to our faith.

I have a hope that we, Americans, people of a Christian nation, friends of Israel, champions of freedom and liberty, can at the end of the day, remember who we are and who He is.